It is imperative that any works on an adopted road, verge or footway which a householder instructs, e.g. dropped kerbs or infrastructure works relating to a house extension, are carried out by our approved contractors and that the appropriate permissions are also in place. Find out more about constructing a driveway which affects public roads and/or footpaths.
These contractors will already have demonstrated that their staff are suitably trained, insured and safe.
Utility companies appoint their own contractors who have been appropriately vetted for their works.
Road Opening permit
A road opening permit is required when works are required to be carried out on the public road.
To apply for a Road Opening permit we need a completed application submitted subject to the minimum notice periods as per the details on the application form.
A skip permit is required when the skip is to be positioned on the public road.
To apply for a skip permit, we need a completed application to be submitted 2 working days before the date that the skip is to be in place.
A scaffold permit is required when scaffolding is to be positioned on the public road.
To apply for a scaffold permit, we need a completed application and a design certificate submitted 10 working days before the scaffolding is to be in place.
- Download an application form for a scaffold permit
- Download a certfication sheet for scaffolding
- Download guidance notes on scaffolding
Cherry Picker permit
A cherry picker permit is required when a cherry picker is to be positioned on the public road.
To apply for a cherry picker permit, we need a completed application to be submitted 5 working days before the cherry picker is to be in place.
Road Occupation permit
A road occupation permit is required when depositing materials or otherwise in the road in connection with conducting operations for the construction, repair, maintenance or demolition of any building.
To apply for a road occupation permit, we need a completed application submitted 5 working days before the occupation is to be in place.